Defining Organizational Sustainability?



Details on how to identify and work with sustainable development were published in “Our Common Future” in 1987. This publication is also referred to as the Brundtland Report. Sustainable development is defined as, “development that meets the economic needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”. Please remember that sustainable development is a practice that is largely ignored within a typical “sustainability” program. This concept of sustainable development was presented and debated at the first Earth Summit (United Nations Conference on Environment and Development”) held in Rio de Janeiro in 1992.